2 cups self-rising flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2/3 cup buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 450ºF.
In a bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Using two knives, cut in the
shortening until it is thoroughly combined. You may also use a food
processor. Add the buttermilk all at onces and stir until it and the
flour are mixed. The dough will be very moist.
Use a floured board and floured fingertips, pat out the dough to a
1/2-inch thickness. Cut the dough into 12 biscuits with a sharp knife,
dipping th eknife in flour after each use to keep it from sticking.
Transfer the biscuits with a floured metal spatula to an ungreased baking
sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the tops are lightly browned.